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East Penn signs electrode tech deal with ArcActive

East Penn signs electrode tech deal with ArcActive

East Penn Manufacturing has signed a commercial arrangement with New Zealand-based ArcActive to further develop carbon fibre electrode technology for lead batteries.

 

Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Chicago’s cops get batteries backup

Lockheed Martin is to provide a 2MWh GridStar lithium energy storage system for a microgrid project in Chicago.

 

Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Anesco on track to ‘quadruple’ UK BESS portfolio

Energy storage developer Anesco said it is on track to “quadruple its operational battery portfolio” in the UK by 2020.

Tesla inks lithium supply deal with Australian miner

Tesla inks lithium supply deal with Australian miner

Australian miner Kidman Resources has signed a three-year fixed-price deal to supply battery raw material to Tesla.

 

Crash probes in US, Europe, highlight lithium fires

Crash probes in US, Europe, highlight lithium fires

Lithium-ion batteries continue to be in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons— the latest being fatal crashes and fires in the US and Europe.

 

German research to ‘safeguard future’ of lead-acid

German research to ‘safeguard future’ of lead-acid

The German government is backing research in the country designed to help “safeguard the future of lead-acid batteries”.

CATL clinches EV battery deal with Renault

CATL clinches EV battery deal with Renault

Chinese lithium battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) is to supply batteries for Renault’s Kangoo ZE electric vehicle range, BBB has confirmed.

 

UK’s Pivot Power unveils 2GW battery network plan

UK’s Pivot Power unveils 2GW battery network plan

Plans have been unveiled to build a 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across England and Wales.

 

China lead firm eyes switch to ‘low-cost’ Vietnam

China lead firm eyes switch to ‘low-cost’ Vietnam

Chinese battery maker Shenzhen Center Power Tech is proposing to transfer part of its lead-acid operations outside China to reduce costs.

 

Marubeni plans Li-batteries tie-up with Northvolt

Marubeni plans Li-batteries tie-up with Northvolt

Japan’s Marubeni Corporation has become the latest Asian player vying for a stake in Europe’s evolving battery cells business through a deal with Swedish lithium-ion firm Northvolt.

 

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